Blog

March 27, 2018

Create, Exhibit, Evolve, Repeat

After I’ve displayed my work at an exhibition there’s always the feeling of an end of a period of creativity and a time to consider new […]
March 19, 2018

Win Green

DESCRIPTION: Watercolour describing the clump of trees standing proud at Win Green near Shaftesbury IMAGE SIZE : 14.5cm x 14.5cm SIZE INCL FRAME : 20.5cm x 20.5cm […]
March 16, 2018

Making An Exhibition

So, the exhibition is hung and visitors have started to arrive. Eight artists from Dorset are showing their work in this spacious, well lit gallery. If […]
March 9, 2018

The Benefits Of Exhibiting

Preparation is still going on for the upcoming All Things Bright & Beautiful exhibition hosted by Mary Quinton Edwards. Hanging is this coming Wednesday in readiness […]
March 1, 2018

Busy Busy Busy!

March is going to be a busy month for me. With two exhibitions for the month, catching up with my studio schedule after working on a […]
February 21, 2018

The Influence Of Music On My Art

Sound has such an impact on our lives but sometimes we don’t appreciate it fully until we speak to someone that suffers hearing loss. The particular […]
February 16, 2018

Painting The Sky

‘Skies hold the movement of all we know on earth. Our very being is governed by this mysterious world above us’ The sky is a wonderful […]
February 13, 2018

Unusual Combinations Lead To Endless Possibilities

Today I was listening to Radio 3 whilst driving to a meeting for an exhibition I’m taking part in next month (more about that in another […]
February 9, 2018

Abstraction, Love It Or Hate It.

“There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality” – Pablo Picasso. I like this quote. […]
February 5, 2018

Sometimes A Change Is Good

I love to get underway with a new series but I also like to break away now & then to paint something different. If an idea […]
February 3, 2018

Holiday Painting

I try not to work at the weekend, at least not on my job as an artist, but when you’re sitting at a Cotswold kitchen table […]
January 30, 2018

Mallorcan Beach

DESCRIPTION: Watercolour. View down the wooden path to the turquoise sea and warm sand. IMAGE SIZE : 7cm x 7cm SIZE INCL MOUNT : 13cm x […]
January 29, 2018

My Art. How It All Started

How did you become an artist & when?These are questions some people ask. The answer isn’t always straight forward but I’ll do my best to explain. […]
January 29, 2018

Into The Light

DESCRIPTION: Watercolour. The undergrowth was so dense it was almost like looking out from within a cave. IMAGE SIZE : 7cm x 7cm SIZE INCL MOUNT […]
January 28, 2018

Woodland

DESCRIPTION: Watercolour. Looking through the veil of trees toward the light beyond. IMAGE SIZE : 7cm x 7cm SIZE INCL MOUNT : 13cm x 13cm PRICE: […]
January 28, 2018

The Black House

DESCRIPTION: Watercolour. Mudeford in Dorset was a place of smugglers and pirates. The Black House could tell a dead man’s tale or two. IMAGE SIZE : […]
January 28, 2018

Rooted

DESCRIPTION: Watercolour. A bare winter tree standing guard on the edge of one of the Derbyshire fells. IMAGE SIZE : 14.5cm x 14.5cm SIZE INCL MOUNT […]
January 27, 2018

Through The Branches

DESCRIPTION: Watercolour. Looking up along the length of the branches, my eyes eventually escaped into the sky beyond. IMAGE SIZE : 14.5cm x 14.5cm SIZE INCL […]
January 27, 2018

Secret Garden

DESCRIPTION: Watercolour. A door leading to a secret garden. What lies beyond? IMAGE SIZE : 14.5cm x 14.5cm SIZE INCL MOUNT : 20.5cm x 20.5cm PRICE: […]
January 26, 2018

Oil & Water Do Mix

Since making art my career, I’ve favoured painting with oils. They give me the texture I want and they can be pushed around my chosen surface […]
January 25, 2018

Through The Woods

DESCRIPTION: Watercolour. As the last light of day lingers, walking figures can be seen against the sky through the woods. IMAGE SIZE : 14.5cm x 14.5cm […]
January 25, 2018

Moss & Bark

DESCRIPTION: Watercolour. A moss covered tree stands by the walled garden at Trengwainton, National Trust, Cornwall. IMAGE SIZE : 14.5cm x 14.5cm SIZE INCL MOUNT : […]
January 25, 2018

Lonely Wood

DESCRIPTION: Watercolour. A lonely figure contemplates their journey through the New Forest. IMAGE SIZE : 14.5cm x 14.5cm SIZE INCL MOUNT : 20.5cm x 20.5cm PRICE: […]
January 24, 2018

Tree Series Underway!

I recently announced that I would be undertaking a new series focusing on our beautiful trees and woodlands of England. I’m pleased to say that this […]
January 22, 2018

Why I Don’t Just Use Photos For Reference

January 18, 2018

Water Mixable Oils v Traditional Oils v Acrylics – The Results!

Last Monday I wrote a blog about 3 paintings I’m working on, each using a different medium. The purpose was to test water mixable oils which […]
January 17, 2018

How Often Do We Look Up?

The sudden noise from an aircraft, a firework display, a supermoon or uncle Harold’s hat being lifted aloft by a gust of wind before sailing away […]
January 15, 2018

Water Mixable Oils v Traditional Oils v Acrylics

This painting is a current work in progress from my studio. It is one of three paintings I’m working on using separate mediums for each. I’m […]
January 11, 2018

Thinking Of Buying Some Art? What You Should Consider

You’ve decided you’d like to have some artwork for your home but you don’t know where to start. This article may answer some of those nagging […]
January 9, 2018

How Long Does A Painting Take?

This is a question I get asked a lot, especially when I have work on show at an exhibition. It’s one of the most difficult questions […]